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I'm thinking about getting into gouache. I've only used watercolour so far, and just feel like branching out a tad.
But I'd never even heard of gouache until maybe a few months ago, so I was wondering if you guys could help me out, or point me in the right direction with a website/book rec.
Logistically, it's really just opaque watercolour, right? So I'd use the same paper, same brushes, etc?
What about colour mixing/palette selection? With watercolour I have a warm/cool hue for each primary, is it the same with gouache? Because each brand seams to push defined 'Primary Blue/Red/Yellow', I'm not sure if I should aim for those or avoid them. And whites, there seems to be quite the range and I have no idea what the difference is.
If I get them I'll be buying form Dick Blick, but I'm not sure on the brand. I'm using W&N Cotman watercolours, so I figure keep it simple and go W&N gouache, but they don't have a student range for that, so it's all pretty expensive - in other brands too. And the cheap-as-chips student options make me nervous, I'm always sceptical as to whether they mean 'art student' or 'kindergarten student'.
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Hi, /ic/! First time poster here.
Last summer I painted a white/silver frame black so it would suit a collage my grandmother made. However, the black paint didnt stick, so white spots started emerging. Yesterday I tried washing the frame, but it took ages, and you can see the result in the picture. Its ugly, so maybe a dark/ugly picture will suit the frame! Does anyone know where to find such a picture?
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Am I an asshole for not taking seriously art critiques from people with less artistic skills and knowledge than I?
Let me explain:
I am part of this organization, occasionally I do flyers and posters for them, but whenever I design them--on occasion, someone says how I could make them better if I change this or that, usually changes that make no fucking sense--these people include a graphic designer whose work is mediocre at best: makes text walls with random designs and lines all over the place, making the information look convoluted and uninteresting--we're trying to get people's attention and her designs are so weak--another (who is my friend) changed the fonts and placement of the text in one of the flyers--both of which I picked for a fucking reason: to give more cohesiveness and consistency.
So idk /ic/, would you take advice from someone who knows shit about art?
Proportions and stuff (critique)
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Just looking for a general critique (or suggestions) on this draft, before I get into drawing a bunch of details.
The main things I'm looking for feedback on; proportions, especially the body/face structure.
The drawing's going to be of a (teenaged?) girl sitting in a car, enjoying the drive, with her hand out the window.
Obviously, I haven't outlined her hair or anything.
Prospective title: "Innocence"
A few other things I'm not perfectly content with:
-The car mirror on the window. Is its position too low? Sticking too far out?
-Is her jaw too masculine?
-Are her proportions not correct for an adolescent?
-Her neck and shoulders are giving me a hard time, and I keep moving them around. Obviously, one's going to be higher than the other, since she's leaning on it, but I keep worrying about the proportions.
-Her bust seems a bit off
-Not sure if her hand should stick out, or bend back in (as it is currently). Ideally, she'll be holding her hand out in the wind as the car is moving.
Anyways, feedback is appreciated, especially if you have some good stock images, or know of some decent sites I might find useful.
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My last Prismacolor marker finally died today /ic/.
I was about to run to the store when I looked over at a watercolor brush I hadn't used in a long time. I went over to my old marker, got a shotglass filled with vodka (alcohol based markers) and put my black marker inside. I used it like a watercolor and painted some landscape washes with it.
"no rules, just tools".
It made me realize something; I wasn't drawing with a marker, I wasn't technically painting with watercolor paint, using pastels, pencils, digital tablets, or anything like that.
I was just using a brush and some old black dye.
It sounds stupid, but it made me not focus on the limitations of the medium, I just focused on what I was trying to draw. It's like the concept of drawing something complex with a stick and some mud.
So my topic /ic/:
Is the concept of being "limited" by the medium of your choice a constant truth or is it flawed?
Can the old master that grinded up pieces of plant root and mixed it with binder make something as equally good as a concept artist with a 1000$ computer?